• Property from the Collection o auction at Christies

    Sale 7819

    Property from the Collection of HRH The Prince George, Duke of Kent KG, KT, and HRH Princess Marina, Duchess of Kent CI, GCVO and their families

    20 November 2009, London, King Street

  • Lot 108

    A GEORGE III GILTWOOD AND SPECIMEN MARBLE SIDE TABLE

    CIRCA 1805, IN THE MANNER OF HENRY HOLLAND

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    A GEORGE III GILTWOOD AND SPECIMEN MARBLE SIDE TABLE
    CIRCA 1805, IN THE MANNER OF HENRY HOLLAND
    The Italian geometrically inlaid specimen marble top with a verdi antico border, on a reeded panelled frieze and reeded turned tapering legs, re-gilt, the marble apparently original
    34¼ in. (87 cm.) high; 66 in. (168 cm.) wide; 30¼ in. (77 cm.) deep


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    This 'sideboard table' typifies the elegant French/antique fashion promoted in London's West End by George, Prince of Wales, later King George IV at Carlton House, in collaboration with his architect Henry Holland (d.1806) and the Piccadilly marchand-mercier Dominique Daguerre (d.1796). Its 'Grand Tour' Roman marble slab was intended to be dressed with plate etc., as a 'Roman' marble 'buffet' or 'altar'.

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